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Old 13-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #21
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Yes I will be-gotta admit it's one hell of a hat he's got!!
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Old 14-03-2011, 11:46 AM   #22
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Indeed! I'm a happy man when I'm back working on the old Galactica. I haven't done a lot since a MAJOR push in August last year and am happy to say that a box packed with 350+ resin detail parts arrived recently and I'm now back into sanding and gluing again. Check my build thread occasionally as I'll be updating it as I inch glacially toward the finish line...

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Old 21-03-2011, 12:09 PM   #23
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Hello friends, a quick update for you. The first of the new batch of accurate greeblies are going on along with tons of tiny styrene chips and TB-1 wire tubing. Still a long way to go, but I'm hopeful this recent overhaul will be the last! Build thread at R.I. updated.









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Old 21-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #24
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I've just died and gone to heaven..........
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Old 26-03-2011, 06:08 PM   #25
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Looking great, Mike. Is this the last push before a final painting?
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Old 27-03-2011, 02:35 AM   #26
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the encouragement. It's a marathon build alright, time, effort and expense, so not something you can knock out in 6 months. Maybe if you purchased the complete Battlestar kit from Custom Replicas, possibly...

Doug, this should be the last detailing attempt before painting, yes. I'm at the stage where I've corrected pretty much all I can without starting over. It's not 100% correct in various ares, but I can live with it. You'll only pick the differences when parking it next to another Battlestar model, but what are the odds of that? Wait a minute, Phil's building another one right here in Adelaide too...

I might yet be stripping out the four side trenches on the the landing bays and replaceing with Plastruct C-channel, just for neatness. Maybe rebuild the front bay cones and finish the rears with a slide out bay interior, so that will be the major hull construction done. Lighting's going to be a big job too and I have an extra something special planned for that.

What am I doing typing this. I should be GREEBLING!

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Old 27-03-2011, 11:18 AM   #27
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Mike, I was planing something for lighting my 1/2 Galactica (when I get to that stage), I will PM you just in case we are thinking along the same lines
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Old 27-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #28
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Cool - looking forward to your lighting plans.
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Old 28-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #29
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I added a few more greeblies over the weekend.



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Old 20-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #30
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Creeping slowly forward....

More corrected parts added to the port eye section. Sticking on those little styrene chips with a pin gives a new meaning to the word pain. There are thousands of the little buggers to be glued on!



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Old 20-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #31
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I bet I am thinking just what the AMT guys thought the first time they were presented with this as a kit project..... How the hell are we gonna do this???

Seriously, this build is just amazing, more pictures please, what an iconic replica!!

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Old 20-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #32
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I bet I am thinking just what the AMT guys thought the first time they were presented with this as a kit project..... How the hell are we gonna do this???
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In a word-Badly!!!! LOL
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Old 20-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #33
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In a word-Badly!!!! LOL
It takes real skill to make a kit like that, years of training I tell you.... LOL.

I can't afford to build stuff like this anymore in time or money but I really wish I could

Never mind it's brilliant to see this project take shape and I am happy to share in the heat of building even if only by proxy.... Great work.

Cheering from the side lines...

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Old 21-04-2011, 12:33 AM   #34
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Thanks guys, it's always been a group effort in terms of plans, reference, donated kit parts, other parts loaned for casting, building advice etc. A lot of kind people have input into this project, which for me makes it all the more special. I do sometimes look at it and shudder in fear of the further work to be done. It's still quite daunting.

Have a great Easter break guys!

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Old 24-04-2011, 03:28 AM   #35
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I say that is a realy good BSG. I've never done anything big, when the BSG models first came out in the usa, I got one and within about 2 weeks had it done. A local hobby shop wet me display it for a month. I still have it hanging in my living room. I also got a cylon base star and it hangs near the bsg. I have another bag that I painted all black and am going to do some fine work on it. But thse models are no longer on the market. But I do have 3 base stars and one cylon radier too.

I was a big fan of the old BSG shows, and the new sticks!
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Old 24-04-2011, 11:03 AM   #36
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wow, so say we all ;-)
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Old 16-05-2011, 11:16 AM   #37
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Hi guys, not a lot of progress recently (I saw a 1:1 Artoo yesterday...uh, oh!), but I've nearly finished the detailing on the rear exhaust plate. Man, there is a TON of fine styrene strip and sheet detail in there and it's a lot of work. I can't wait to primer this baby up!



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Old 16-05-2011, 02:27 PM   #38
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Looks good, Mike. It does look like a ton of work. I thought the BSG shuttle was a ton of work especially the bottom rear side but each of these engine ports has as many parts as that and that's nothing compared to the whole build.
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Old 20-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #39
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I've been busy over the last couple of months adding lots more detail and rebuilt sections to the port (hero) side of the old Gal. That's the good thing about colder weather, bench time!

Brand new bay nose cap.



Shiny new bay end cap. Opening surround part not yet built/casting purchased yet.



A familiar angle.



Slide-out bay interior. I'm going for a lit physical interior instead of the classic Probert matte painting.



Almost done with the top main body lid.



Bridge scribed and re-detailed along with the addition of the bridge gun.



The 'refinery' section on top of the neck. This was a massive amount of work with very fine piping, greebling and styrene chipping, but very satisfying to look at (now).



I tore out the entire bay side trench and fabricated a new one from aluminium C-channel and Plastruct T section. Much neater now, greeblie detail is semi-accurate, but basically done to look the part.



Rear exhaust panel almost done bar a few tiny greeblies. Sticking on those rubber 1/25 Centurion track links was...'fun'.



Thanks for looking!

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Old 20-07-2011, 04:17 PM   #40
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Absolutely beautiful model !
I'm envious...:-)
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